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New K-9 Officer Added To IU Police Force

Last updated on Wednesday, February 22, 2012

(BLOOMINGTON) - The newest member of the Indiana University Police Department is a 2.5 year old German shepherd named Trey.

He joined the force in November.

The 75-pound dog has been trained to detect bombs.

Until Trey was purchased by the police department, IUPD paid for a bomb dog from Indianapolis to work large events.

IUPD Chief Keith Cash says buying a dog was more cost effective and was needed because of the size of the IU campus and the number of big events that are held in Bloomington.

Trey's partner is 26-year-old officer Chris Collins, who was selected after an application process. Trey was already trained when he was bought from a kennel in Denver, Ind.

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